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Human Resources Analyst Salary

An average Human Resources Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $52K annually. Cash earnings of Human Resources Analysts can occasionally include $7K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $37K to almost $74K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Human Resources Analysts survey respondents are women (74 percent). Most Human Resources Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,667 - $73,261
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$38K
$52K
$73K
MEDIAN: $52,138
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$15.05 - $30.00
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,667 - $73,261  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,009  
Profit Sharing
$197.97 - $6,818  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,421 - $73,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 813
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.05 - $30.00  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $45.28  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,009  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.97 - $6,818  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,421 - $73,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 144

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Job Description for Human Resources Analyst

A human resource analyst uses various techniques and computer programs to analyze data related to their organization's human resources department. They collect, analyze, and use this data to provide management with valuable information on how to attract better candidates, how to better motivate current employees, how to address current staffing issues, and how to meet laws and regulations related to staffing.

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Human Resources Analyst Tasks

  • Review, interpret and recommend changes to human resources policies.
  • Collect and analyze human resources data; track trends and developments in employee analyses.
  • Administer human resources functions, such as recruitment, reviews, compensation studies, leave and benefits administration.
  • May assist with payroll administration.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources Analyst


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Human Resources Analysts who go on to become Human Resources Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Human Resources Directors is $78K annually. Becoming a Human Resources Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Human Resources Analysts move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $58K. Another frequent advance is for Human Resources Analysts to assume a Human Resources Generalist role; in this role, workers often earn $47K.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Analyst


Survey results imply that Human Resources Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Human Resources Information System, Project Management, Benefits & Compensation, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Spanish Language as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Word also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Data Analysis and Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $50K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $54K. Human Resources Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $58K. Human Resources Analysts who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Human Resources Analysts, 23 percent above the national average. Human Resources Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+19 percent), New York (+15 percent), Washington (+10 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Human Resources Analysts in Nashville earning a whopping 28 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Baton Rouge (15 percent lower) and Seattle (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Human Resources Analyst Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources Analyst Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Project Management
up arrow 4%

Benefits & Compensation
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Data Analysis
0%

Human Resources
0%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 2%

Powerpoint
up arrow 3%

Recruiting
up arrow 3%

Oracle
up arrow 4%




Spanish Language
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%
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